Welcome to the B&MK Waterway Trust

The Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust was established in 1995 to promote the development of a  broad waterway park, which will link the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes to the river Great Ouse in Bedford through a series of waterway parks. It will include pathways and green space designed to meet the needs of all who enjoy rambling, walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding and those who simply like to chill out next to the waterway park.  We believe it should be an essential part of the infrastructure in the Oxford/Milton Keynes/Cambridge Corridor.


Latest News

Voluteering Email Incorrect in March 2018 Newsletter

The email address for Pam Williams provided on page 7 of the March 2018 Newsletter is incorrect. To help out at our events please contact Pam Williams on  pamm.williams@johnbunyanboat.org If you need more information please use the same address and Pam will forward your email to the appropriate person.

Major Boost for Waterway Park Plan

The Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Trust welcomes proposals for a series of new communities in the Marston Vale to be built around a Waterway Park between Brogborough and Stewartby lakes. Landowners O&H Properties Ltd has begun a community engagement programme on plans for a series of new villages in the Marston Vale. The Waterway … Continue reading “Major Boost for Waterway Park Plan”

Have your say in Central Bedfordshire Local Plan supporting the Waterway Park

Central Bedfordshire is currently consulting on its Local Plan. There are two policies in the proposed Local Plan which are critical to the Waterway: policy SA2 which proposes the development of a series of new villages in the Marston Vale, built around the Waterway Park, and policy EE10 which focuses on the Waterway Park itself … Continue reading “Have your say in Central Bedfordshire Local Plan supporting the Waterway Park”

Having your say on Bedford Town Centre Masterplan

Bedford Borough Council are consulting the public about a new strategy for the town centre. This will determine how the town centre develops in the future and is an important document. The Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway is not included in the draft strategy. Please support our project by responding to the consultation and asking … Continue reading “Having your say on Bedford Town Centre Masterplan”

Press Release – Waterway Trust Awarded Grant

Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust has been awarded a grant of £8,300 by Central Bedfordshire Council Green Infrastructure Planning Obligations Fund to help fund its initiative to mark the route of the Waterway Park with thematic wood carvings and information points. The award will help to fund 3 benches and a number of carved … Continue reading “Press Release – Waterway Trust Awarded Grant”